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Feb. 25, 2020—Police in the United Kingdom were able to use a vehicle's tracking data to catch a killer, according to a report by The Guardian.

Gerald Corrigan was killed on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Though it had been severely damaged, police were able to access a suspect's car’s telematics system – effectively its black box – which keeps a detailed record of the vehicle’s movements and even when the doors and boot are opened and closed.

Data from the car was able to show the police where the car was parked on the night of the murder and what time the trunk of the car was opened to access the murder weapon. 

 

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